skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiment that Tests the Waste Matrix Material Silicon Dioxide

Abstract

Two series of criticality safe benchmark experiments involving fissile material (both highly enriched uranium and plutonium) interspersed in a typical waste matrix are being performed at the Institute of Physics and Power Engineering (IPPE) in Obninsk, Russia. The National Spent Nuclear Fuel Program (NSNFP) at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) is sponsoring the experiments. Data will be used to validate criticality safety calculations that are being performed in support of NSNFP efforts to store highly enriched spent nuclear fuels at the United Stated geologic repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. However, these data are applicable to a wide range of criticality safety operations involving fissile contaminated waste streams. Experimental design parameters are presented in this paper. Experimental results will be available in the Fall of 1999.

Authors:
; ; ; ; ; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. (INEEL)
  2. (IPPE, Russia)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory,
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM)
OSTI Identifier:
7716
Report Number(s):
INEEL/CON-99-00411
ON: DE00007716
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiment that Tests the Waste Matrix Material Silicon Dioxide, Palais des Congres Versilles, France, 09/20/99 - 09/24/99
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
40 CHEMISTRY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; Benchmarks; Fissile Materials; Highly Enriched Uranium; Plutonium; Spent Fuels; Yucca Mountain; Silicon Oxides; Criticality; Safety

Citation Formats

A. Tsiboulia, H. H. Loo, J. Blair Briggs, L. M. Monterith, M. Nikolaev, M. Semenov, P. D. Wheately, and Y. Rozhikhin. Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiment that Tests the Waste Matrix Material Silicon Dioxide. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
A. Tsiboulia, H. H. Loo, J. Blair Briggs, L. M. Monterith, M. Nikolaev, M. Semenov, P. D. Wheately, & Y. Rozhikhin. Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiment that Tests the Waste Matrix Material Silicon Dioxide. United States.
A. Tsiboulia, H. H. Loo, J. Blair Briggs, L. M. Monterith, M. Nikolaev, M. Semenov, P. D. Wheately, and Y. Rozhikhin. Wed . "Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiment that Tests the Waste Matrix Material Silicon Dioxide". United States.
@article{osti_7716,
title = {Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiment that Tests the Waste Matrix Material Silicon Dioxide},
author = {A. Tsiboulia and H. H. Loo and J. Blair Briggs and L. M. Monterith and M. Nikolaev and M. Semenov and P. D. Wheately and Y. Rozhikhin},
abstractNote = {Two series of criticality safe benchmark experiments involving fissile material (both highly enriched uranium and plutonium) interspersed in a typical waste matrix are being performed at the Institute of Physics and Power Engineering (IPPE) in Obninsk, Russia. The National Spent Nuclear Fuel Program (NSNFP) at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) is sponsoring the experiments. Data will be used to validate criticality safety calculations that are being performed in support of NSNFP efforts to store highly enriched spent nuclear fuels at the United Stated geologic repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. However, these data are applicable to a wide range of criticality safety operations involving fissile contaminated waste streams. Experimental design parameters are presented in this paper. Experimental results will be available in the Fall of 1999.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}

Conference:
Other availability
Please see Document Availability for additional information on obtaining the full-text document. Library patrons may search WorldCat to identify libraries that hold this conference proceeding.

Save / Share: